Initial Development Activities 1, (continue to I.D.A. 2)

First Workshop for Pilot Project Facilitated by Dr. Carolyn Jarmon, Associate Director of Center for Academic Transformation, Rensaleur Polytecnic held at General Administration Chapel Hill, NC, Monday Feb. 2, 2004

Announcement:

Colleagues,

I have heard from a number of you all and am delighted at the teams being formed on the 12 campuses that are involved in this pilot. As I indicated in an earlier email to the team leaders, we will be meeting in Chapel Hill for an all-day workshop on Monday, Feb 2 at General Administration with Dr. Carolyn Jarmon, Associate Director of the Center for Academic Transformation at Renselleur, who was also the project manager for the Pew Grant. She will be providing an intensive overview of the project, but as per our requests she will be including an emphasis on the process, “things” to avoid, factors that enhance success, etc. We have a total of 12 campuses who will be sending a team. They include:

Appalachian State University
East Carolina University
North Carolina A&T
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University
University of North Carolina at Asheville
UNC-Chapel Hill
UNC Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
UNC Pembroke
UNC Wilmington
Winston-Salem State University

Homework Assignments:

Please have each of your team members read this material before the workshop. The first two resources in particular may answer some of the questions that are lurking in your minds.:

  • Improving Learning & Reducing Costs: Redesigning Large-Enrollment Courses
    http://www.center.rpi.edu/PewSym/mono1.html

  • Improving Learning and Reducing Costs: New Models for Online Learning, September/October 2003 Educause Review
    http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/erm0352.pdf

  • Center for Academic Transformation Web site: examples from Program in Course Redesign, http://www.center.rpi.edu/PewGrant.html. One case to illustrate each model: Fairfield University: Biology; The University of Tennessee: Spanish; The University of Alabama: Intermediate Algebra; University of Southern Mississippi: World Literature and The Ohio State University: Statistics.

  • Round I Redesigns: Lessons Learned
    http://www.center.rpi.edu/PewGrant/Rd1intro.html

Handouts:

Institutional Readiness Criteria (ReadinessCriteria.doc)
Institutional Readiness Criteria (ReadinessCriteria.pdf)

Instructional Costs of Redesigning Course (CoursePlanningTool.xls)

Course Planning Tool Instructions (CoursePlanningToolInstructions.doc)
Course Planning Tool Instructions (CoursePlanningToolInstructions.pdf)

Characteristics of All Redesign Models (HandoutOnModels.doc)
Characteristics of All Redesign Models (HandoutOnModels.pdf)

Case Study: State U Humanities Course (StateUCase.doc)
Case Study: State U Humanities Course (StateUCase.pdf)

State University Humanities Course (StateUCPTCurrentCourse.xls)

Case Study: Research U Statistics Course (ResearchUCase.doc)
Case Study: Research U Statistics Course (ResearchUCase.pdf)

Research University Statistics Course (ResearchUCPTCurrentCourse.xls)

Course Redesign Planning Checklist (CourseRedesignChecklist.doc)
Course Redesign Planning Checklist (CourseRedesignChecklist.pdf)

Improving Quality and Reducing Costs (UNC2CJarmon.ppt)
Improving Quality and Reducing Costs (UNC2CJarmon.htm)

Continue on to Initial Development Activities 2

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